People are very creative when it comes to killing each others and have been since the dawn of time. While modern weaponry is designed to kill efficiently and effortlessly, this wasn’t always the case throughout the ages. It used to be that soldiers had to get close and personal to kill one another on the battlefield, an almost intimate approach to warfare that has since been lost due to the modernization of military technology.
Even so, great commanders have always underlined the importance of war machines and quality combat gear throughout history, always trying to get the edge through innovation. We thought it would be nice for us to remember some of these inventions, weapons that gave great generals through history the edge against their opponents. So without further ado, here are ten of the coolest weapons and technologies ever used on the field of battle throughout history.
Long ago, cities were surrounded by strong walls, in no small part because these walls could keep attackers at bay and ensure the city remained safe. But enemies often resulted to climbing the walls in their attempts to get in. This is where boiling oil came in handy: it would be poured on the people scaling the walls, effectively thwarting their attempts to enter the cities they were attacking by scalding them severely.